Project Management for

non-Project Managers

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Deliver your projects on time, to scope and within budget.

Manage a project in language you'll understand, using the techniques used by project professionals.

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There are many project managers in the world - they're experts in what they do, and have all the tools, experience and techniques to manage large-scale projects spanning industries, continents and cultures. Project Management is what these people do, and they keep the wheels of our businesses turning.

But what about the rest of us? Plenty of people manage projects with no formal training to help them do so, because it's a one-off, small-scale project as part of another job. Help is at hand, with Navanter's Project Management for non-Project Managers course. In this action-packed training course, non-PMs can learn how to manage projects, without the techno-babble associated with large-scale programmes.

In 2 days of practical, hands-on learning, anyone can learn to manage a project from scratch in language they understand, using many of the techniques used by project professionals to effectively manage the 3 key areas of projects: time, scope and cost.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has projects to manage as part of another job, or anyone who would benefit from bringing more organisation to their work

Key topics

What is Project Management?
  • Project Management defined
  • Why is Project Management important?
  • Should I be running more of my work as a project?

The Project Management Lifecycle
  • Key stages in project development
  • Project Manager tasks throughout the project
  • Choosing Waterfall or Agile Project Management

Responsibilities of a Project Manager
  • Knowing your boundaries
  • The Project Charter - your most essential document
  • Gaining buy-in without formal authority

Working with stakeholders
  • What is a stakeholder?
  • Stakeholder types
  • Communicating with different stakeholder types

Managing risks in projects
  • What is Risk Management?
  • Assessing and categorising risks
  • Risk response options

Creating a Project Plan
  • Elements of a Project Plan
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Working with Network Diagrams and task dependencies

Managing a project team
  • Creating a team vision
  • Understanding personality types
  • Getting the best out of others and resolving conflict

Closing a project
  • Measuring the finished project against the spec
  • Handing the project over to the customer
  • Documenting Lessons Learned

Key take-aways

Increased organisational skills
  • Project planning to increased efficiency
  • Task prioritisation
  • Understanding task dependencies

Better interpersonal skills
  • Increased self-awareness with NPSI
  • Understanding of wants and needs
  • Bridging stakeholders' current and desired knowledge

Risk Management skills
  • Reduce task over-runs by improved risk management
  • Risk assessment and prioritisation
  • Respond to and minimise risks

Advanced stakeholder management
  • Measure stakeholders' impact on a task
  • Gain stakeholder buy-in through tailored messaging
  • Use key influencers to gain support from others

Why take this training course with us?

We believe we're unique in the training industry with the breadth of our practical, hands-on experience we bring to businesses. Nearly 20 years' sales experience, 14 years' management experience and training experience since 2006 is very beneficial but not unique. Combining these with extensive Project Management experience, however, is.

Neil Shorney, principal training consultant and coach, has been working with projects since 2001, trained in line with the PMI's methodology, and been a certified Project Manager with the George Washington University School of Business since 2005, and he has trained Project Managers for the world's largest Project Management training company since 2012.

During this course, Neil strips away the complexity of both traditional and agile project management, to create a "best of both" approach to PM for those who want a simple, hands-on solution to the project challenges.

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